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Portugal's Best Kept Secret

Casa Saudade de Gaivota



 

Newly renovated Cottage with Patio and Outdoor Shower

The completely renovated (2018/2019) cottage “Casa Saudada de Gaivota” is the new pride of the Estrella Montes estate. We kept the original structure of this little farm house, but the inside received a proper lifting, more space, more light. It has become a deluxe cottage that will exceed your expectations.

Since the Casa Saudade de Gaivota has no pool – unless you rent it together with the next door Villa Stofero, we built a cosy little outside patio with an outdoor shower, so that you can fresh up on hot Algarvian summer days.
 

What we offer:

Two Bedrooms
The house offers two bedrooms – one is on the ground floor with a double bed (160x200cm) and has air conditioning, and the second one is under the roof upstairs with two single beds. The upper room is connected with the original old stone stairs leading up to the bedroom with a stunning view of the patio. On a clear day you can see the ocean. The beautiful new bathroom offers all you need: two sinks, a shower with a view and washing facility like an extra sink and a washing machine.

Brand New Kitchen
The kitchen, which is brand new, offers all you need for a comfortable holiday stay: an oven under the old chimney – stove and dishwasher. It is an open kitchen connected with the spacious living room, which has air conditioning

Cosy Living Room
The spacious living room with air conditioning and a sofa, with a dining table inside, for the colder evenings in the Algarve.

Outdoor Patio with Shower
You have access to a patio, a cosy hammock place under the fig tree, and an outdoor shower.

Amenities

  • Hairdryer
  • Beach Towels
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • TV/DVD Player
  • USB Plugs in the bedroom and the kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Drinking Water due to a Filter System

 
Washing machine; for the time beeing the washmachine for our guests is on “to buy” list, we apologize for any inconvenience.
For those who are staying more than 5 days we offer a weekly washing service including ironing!

Internet:
Due to the remote area and increased users during high season, speed can be poor during the day. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it, we have the best equipment you can get for being in the countryside.

Speed is usually good late night and very early mornings.
 

You should know:

Rental Car
Please be aware that you need to rent a car in the Algarve. Public transport is very poor – taxis rather expensive and I prefer independent guests.

Your Privacy
I will be your host and neighbour and live next door. I won’t disturb you – in the contrary, I am there for your question, to help you with recommendations and there is always a bottle of chilled white wine in my fridge in case you want to join me for a chat. But otherwise you will have your complete privacy.

Respect the Privacy of other Guests
The Casa Saudata de Gaivota is to the right of the Villa Stofero, which can also be rented. I am living to your your left. You have your own private patio and plenty of privacy. We kindly ask you to respect the privacy of the Villa Guests!
 
 

Prices for staying at the Casa Saudada

 

April – June (Spring Season – Blossom)

EUR 80 per night – 1-2 people
EUR 35 per extra guest and night
(max. 1 baby up to 18 month free of charge)

Maximum Guests: 4
Minimum stay: 3 nights

Discounts for longer stays on request.
Final Cleaning fee:
EUR 70 per stay

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July to September (Summer Season – Beach)

EUR 120 per night, up to 2 people
EUR 40 per extra guest and night
(max. 1 baby up to 18 month free of charge)

Maximum Guests: 4
Minimum Stay: 4 nights

Discounts for longer stays on request.
Final Cleaning fee:
EUR 70 per stay

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October to March (Winter Season – Beauty)

EUR 70 per night, up to 2 people
EUR 45 per extra guest
(max. 1 baby up to 18 month free of charge)

Maximum Guests: 4
Minimum Stay: 4 nights

Surcharge for heating in winter with Air Conditioning: EUR 20 per day

Discounts for longer stays on request.
Final Cleaning fee:
EUR 70 per stay

Saudade

Saudade, one of the most important Portuguese words which has no translation into any other language. The word “Saudade” has a lot of (emotional) meanings, such as  “to miss”, “to long for someone”, “to long for your home” – “to be homesick”, “nostalgia”, “yearning”… Since the Casa Saudada is located in the country side facing south toward the Atlantic ocean, it probably means that it’s longing for the Ocean – as Gaivota means Seagull….